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Kristin Mayer's Top Picks

BY Allison Mitchell | June 16, 2017 | Feature Features

The Betty Designs founder on her must-haves.

Betty Designs was born out of my passion for endurance sports, design, fashion and surf culture, and a desire to fill a void in the women’s sports market,” says North County designer Kristin Mayer, who got her start with ’80s favorite L.A. Gear. “The women I know are strong and beautiful, and I wanted to put that essence in my line using bold, playful patterns and graphics.” An avid outdoors enthusiast—from 100-mile bike rides to hanging ten at Cardiff State Beach—Mayer has created a feminine yet edgy brand that boasts sportswear for everything from cycling to triathlons to stand-up paddleboarding. Most recently, she’s turning heads with a colorful cycling kit designed in collaboration with local brand Graced by Grit. Here, Mayer sounds off on her summer shopping list.

“Endurance sports are my thing. I waited my entire life to ride this bike. Don’t think about it—get it.” Madone 9.9, $11,999, by Trek Bikes at Trek Bicycle Superstore, S.D.

“Nothing is sexier than a fitted one-piece.” Power Play tie-back jumpsuit, $278, by Mother Denim at Annmarie D’Ercole, Del Mar

“I love a lace-up gladiator sandal with cutoffs for the summer. These make me feel a little more dressed up.” Crane sandal, $260, Beek

“This is the most fashionable and functional wetsuit!” Wynona black wetsuit, 
$500, Abysse

“Pushing the design envelope while retaining Graced by Grit’s branding elements allowed me to create a cycling kit that is very Betty.” Cycling kit top, $130, and bottoms, $120, by Betty Designs x Graced by Grit at Graced by Grit, Solana Beach

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